You will spend two full weeks discovering unspoiled beauty, the warmth of local people eager to share their culture, and the magic that attracted the likes of Paul Gauguin.
Often referred to as the trip of a lifetime, the new Aranui 5 Tahiti Cruise will take you to remote areas while resupplying these communities so far from civilization. Eagerly awaited goods—from sugar to treats to a new truck—create a holiday atmosphere. Copra, citrus fruit, and fresh fish are loaded while in port, destined for Papeete on the return voyage.
You’ll get a warm welcome from the gracious staff and crew who will delight in sharing their centuries-old customs–treating you as extended family. Expert lecturers and guides will also be on hand as you explore captivating islands. Time passes quickly as you learn about the Marquesas from our guest lecturers, or, perfect your dance or hat-weaving skills.
The Aranui 5 was designed to accommodate 254 passengers, with 30 spacious Suites, 28 Deluxe and Superior Deluxe Staterooms, with balconies; two Junior Suites and three Superior Deluxe, without balconies; and 40 Staterooms. For the more adventurous, the shared space in C Class will accommodate 24 passengers.
The large, family-style dining room offers excellent French and Polynesian cuisine. The relaxed and intimate settings of the lounge, bars, and deck provide the perfect backdrop for getting to know your fellow multinational passengers. If you seek privacy or romance, retreat to your balcony in a suite or deluxe stateroom. Watch the infinite colors of the sunset play in the sky and sea as another day draws to a close in the South Pacific. Dress is island casual, no tux, just a fragrant tiare (flower) behind your ear.
To be able to experience your favorite island in more detail, we highly recommend adding a pre- or post-cruise stay. This will allow you to enjoy French Polynesia’s world famous luxury hotels, a great compliment to a luxury cruise.